PM leaves Phnom Penh for home


PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Dec 5, 2017 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here today concluding her three-day official visit to Southeast Asian country Cambodia at the invitation of her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen.

A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and members of her entourage left Phnom Penh International Airport at 2.45 pm (local time).

Cambodian Women Affairs Minister Ing Kantha Pahvi, Under Secretary of State on Foreign Affairs and International Assistance Eat Sophea and Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand Saida Muna Tasneem, who is concurrently accredited to Cambodia, saw the Prime Minister off at the airport.

Bangladesh and Cambodia have signed 10 instruments — an agreement and nine memorandums of understanding (MoUs) — to boost trade and investment relations as well as enhance cooperation in various fields like tourism, agriculture, civil aviation, ICT and technical education during the Prime Minister’s visit.

Sheikh Hasina led the official talks held between Bangladesh and Cambodia. She also had a royal audience with King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamon. She joined a business dialogue arranged by the Cambodian Chamber and attended the official dinner to be hosted by the Cambodian premier.

Bangladesh premier placed wreath at the Independence Monument at Phnom Penh and paid homage to late King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk at his Royal Memorial Statue.

Former Cambodian prime minister and President of Funcinpec, a Cambodian royal party, Norodom Ranariddh also paid a courtesy call on her in her hotel.

Official sources said Bangladesh Prime Minister’s visit to Cambodia helped increase connectivity and cooperation among Bangladesh and Cambodia for the interest of the people of the two countries as well as the region.